Before you begin reveling in your favorite childhood keepsakes, we’re going to cut you off right there. March 2nd is National Old Stuff Day. The appropriate celebration is exactly the opposite of what the name implies. Think more along the lines of Opposite Day. Try something different. When you encounter someone who indicates the “same old stuff” is going on, help that person break the cycle. There are several ways you can mix it up: change your hair style, take a different route when driving, dress unusual, or try a new restaurant for lunch. Whatever you do, mix things up to keep it interesting!
- NEA’s Read Across America Day – it’s easy to celebrate, just pick up a book and read!
- Dr. Seuss Day – his books helped many of us learn to read. We learned to read them in a boat, we learned to read them on a float, we learned to read them with a quote, we learned to read everything he wrote!
- National Banana Cream Pie Day
- U.S. Congress standardized U.S. weights and measures (1799)
- U.S. Congress outlawed the importing of slaves to U.S. ports worldwide (1807)
- U.S. Congress created the Department of Education (1867)
- Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship (1917)
- Time magazine debuted (1923)
- King Kong opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City (1933)
- The Steel Workers Organizing Committee reached an agreement with U.S. Steel that lead to the unionization of the U.S. steel industry (1937)
- Ho Chi Minh was elected President of North Vietnam (1946)
- The 1st automatic street light was installed in New Milford, CT (1949)
- The Academy Awards were 1st televised (1953)
- Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record by scoring 100 points in 1 game (1962)
- The Sound of Music movie premiered in New York City (1965)
- Compact Discs and CD players were released for sale in the U.S. (1983)
- The United States invasion of Afghanistan began (2002)
Birthdays & Remembrances:
- Reggie Bush (26) – sweet Heisman Trophy, oh wait…
- Chris Martin, Coldplay (34)
- Daniel Craig (43) a.k.a. James Bond
- Jon Bon Jovi (48)
- Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel (1904-1991)